FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2012
Another Southern meeting for JU
Do your job, not somebody else’s.
A really simple concept that is so difficult to execute, especially in the heat of a sporting event.
Do your job.
It’s one of the concepts laid out by the JU football coaching staff this week in the wake of the season opening loss at Georgia Southern. It seems as the game went on, some players literally were trying to do too much.
“Everybody has an assignment,’’ coach Kerwin Bell said this week. “Do your job, don’t do anybody else’s but yours.’’
The Dolphins (0-1) travel to Charleston Southern (0-1) Saturday and Bell is hoping his team learned some lessons from last week’s 58-0 loss.
“I don’t mind getting my butt whipped if I learn a lesson and that’s what I told the kids,’’ Bell said. “Let’s learn something.’’ Bell said the loss showed some areas in need of help and they have been addressed this week in practice.
“We’ve got to take care of ourselves and be a much better team if we are going to win,’’ he said. “That’s what we’re focused on.
We’ve got to play at a different speed, play with more concentration and play a tough game.’’
Last year’s contest was a tough game.
JU’s kick returner Colby Walden returned the opening kick 93 yards for a touchdown and from there the teams were even in a 37-0 Dolphins win.
The Bucs never won a game in 2011 and have lost 13 consecutive and 19 of 20. Last week they lost to The Citadel, 49-14 after leading 14-7 early.
“They weren’t able to find a win last year; they are going through a lot,’’ Bell said.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, struggled against in the ss to third-ranked Georgia Southern. The defense gave up 557 yards rushing, none passing and the offense netted a total 178 yards.
“We’ll get going offensively,’’ Bell said. “I’ve started seeing signs this week. Our offensive line has looked very good in practice so we’re ready to go. You will not see a more athletic and faster team than we saw last week and hopefully that prepared us for the season.’’
Game time is 1:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on 92.5FM with Terry Norvelle on the call. The pregame show begins at 1 p.m.